Chennai Mathematical Institute


3.30 pm, Seminar Hall
CMI Silver Jubilee Lecture
Fourier and Harish-Chandra; the tale of two harmonic analysts

Alladi Sitaram
Professor (Retd.), Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre.


In this talk we will first take a brief look at Fourier and his work. Fourier is considered by many as the father of harmonic/Fourier analysis. We then describe briefly the life and work of Harish-Chandra, who is one of the founding fathers of Fourier analysis on Lie groups.